President & CFO
Chris Calise is responsible for setting the strategic vision for Crown Global as well as overseeing its day- to-day management, including finance, operations and sales. He also works closely with both internal and external sales and marketing in the development of new product initiatives, as well as evaluating new markets.
Prior to joining Crown Global, Mr. Calise was a principal at LSC Investors, LLC, which advised The Second City, Inc. and Narciso Rodriguez and restructured Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, the world's third largest auction house. Prior to LSC, he was an associate with Crown Capital Group, Inc.; a private equity investment firm focused on assisting middle-market companies build value over the long term and was one of the founding members of Fresh Direct, LLC. Mr. Calise was also a consultant with the Industrial Products Group at PriceWaterhouse in its Chicago office.
Mr. Calise is the founder of the Associates, an organization within the New York Foundling Hospital that mentors and raises money for orphans and children at risk. He is also a member of the board of the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. Mr. Calise received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago, as well as certifications in insurance and finance.